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Pedro Alvarez Homers In Pirates 3-2 Win
In front of a full house tonight at beautiful PNC Park, we were treated to a good, old fashioned (and quite frankly unexpected) pitcher’s duel between Jeremy Hefner and Charlie Morton, as the Mets battled the Pirates to open up their last set before the All-Star break.
The Bucs got off to a quick start in the bottom of the first when Pedro Alvarez (oh, the irony) hit the first pitch he saw to dead center for his 24th dinger of the year. Alvarez brought in Jose Tabata as well to make the score 2-0.
Both pitchers traded zeroes for the next four innings until the Mets finally got to Morton in the top of the sixth. With one out, Eric Young Jr. slapped a double down the left field line, barely edging out a strong throw from Starling Marte.
After Daniel Murphy moved Young over with a grounder to second base, El Capitán David Wright exacted his revenge on the Pittsburgh fans, bringing Young home with a single to right.
Unfortunately it was Ike Davi...
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There is a likeable quality to New York Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner. He’s modest and unassuming, and has been stand-up in the bad times.
However, recently it’s been good times for Hefner, Friday’s starter in Pittsburgh, who will be trying for his eighth straight strong outing. Hefner is coming off a one-run performance in seven innings last weekend in Milwaukee. Hefner has 12...
Starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner didn’t come to the Mets with all hype and bravado of an elite pitching prospect the way that his teammates Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler did. In fact, most never even gave him a chance to be in the rotation, until news that Johan Santana would be out for the season made the news in Spring Training. Even then he was just one of three possible options...
But don't worry, he cut himself out of the shark.
The Home Run Derby is one of the most exciting parts of the Major League Baseball season. The derby is a chance for some of the best power hitters in baseball to show off their skills for their peers and fans but Pittsburgh Pirates Pedro Alvarez was snubbed of that honor this year.
Alvarez is batting .250 with 23 home runs and 58 RBIs for the Pirates. That performance...
Alvarez will compete against seven other hitters for the Derby title Monday Night. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez will participate in Monday’s Home Run Derby, chosen by National League captain David Wright in place of the injured Carlos Gonzalez.
Many Pittsburgh fans were up in arms after Alvarez, tied for second in the NL with 23 homers, was not picked...
Its #HefnerDay in Pittsburgh as the Mets look to continue build momentum after a sweep of the Giants.
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New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.39) vs RHP Charlie Morton (1-2, 3.38)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Anthony Recker – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
Terry Collins decided to bench John Buck in tonight’s series...
The Pittsburgh Pirates' offense finally got in gear to back up another brilliant starting pitching performance.
Getting anything going against Jeremy Hefner could prove to be far more difficult.
The Pirates will try to win back-to-back games for the first time in nearly two weeks Friday night against a resurgent New York Mets team going for its first five-game road winning...
Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates has replaced Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies for the NL team in the All-Star Home Run Derby.
Major League Baseball said Thursday that Gonzalez has pulled out because of a sprained middle finger on his right hand.
Alvarez has hit 23 homers this season. Gonzalez began the day with 24.
Alvarez will join David Wright, Bryce Harper and...
The MLB draft signing deadline is tomorrow at 5 PM EST. To see who the Pirates have already signed, check out the Draft Pick Signing Tracker. In previous years the draft pick signing deadline always had some sort of drama surrounding it. The question marks throughout the years:
2008: Will Pedro Alvarez sign?
2009: Will the Pirates sign any more prep pitchers?
2010: Will Jameson Taillon...
Last night I wrote about how the problem with the Pirates offense this year has been that three positions in the lineup struggle against left-handed pitching. Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker, and the right-field duo of Travis Snider and Jose Tabata have all struggled against lefties this year.
Platoons are very underrated. Or should I say the left-handed side of the platoon is underrated...
“Yo, dude? What’s up with that? Come on — El Toro’s born and bred in NYC!”
That was one Pirates’ fan’s reaction when learning that David Wright had snubbed Pedro Alvarez for the home run derby on Sunday. Alvarez is second in the National League in homers and fifth in MLB. Last night, when he walloped his 23rd home run, this was how Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown called...
New York Mets third baseman David Wright was booed by Pittsburgh Pirates fans on Friday at PNC Park, and it’s all because of a Home Run Derby snub. This year’s All-Star Game is being played at Citi Field, so Wright was named captain of the NL Derby team. He chose Bryce Harper, Carlos Gonzalez, and [...]
Pedro Alvarez was characteristically nonplussed about his 1st-inning home run after his Derby selection.
Jordy Mercer was struggling at the plate through July when he came up in the 11th inning with two runners on. The Pirates’ now-second baseman stepped in 4-for-31 over the month with no extra-base hits.
No time like walkoff time to stop a skid in front of 39,036 fans, PNC Park’s...
Mets (40-48) at Pirates (54-36)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs host the Mets in their final series before the All-Star Break as they look to finish the unofficial first half strong. New York may look like an easy opponent, especially at home, but the Metropolitans have actually been playing quite well lately. They’ve won four in a row and haven’t...